Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
9
DEC
2009

Felt snowman wall hanging

by: Jo

Felt snowman wall hanging
Facebook Twitter Pinterest
share it

When Chica made her pumpkin with changeable faces for Halloween, I was inspired to do something similar for Christmas.  I decided to make a felt wall hanging that was a snowman, with pieces you could change to make different kinds of snow people.  This project even involved sewing and I did it all on my own!  Thanks to the sewing tutorials we have been doing, I wasn’t too afraid of my sewing machine to actually use it all on my own.  Chica wasn’t even in the house when I did it!  So, let’s get started!

First, you will need to choose your background felt.  I found some sparkly green felt that I thought was perfect.  I cut a piece that was 32 inches by 19 inches.  This will allow us to pin for 1 inch pockets on either end.  The pockets will be how we insert the dowels in order to hang the felt.

Snowman felt wall hangingSnowman felt wall hanging

Once you have it cut to size and you have pinned it, it’s time to go to the machine!  I took a picture of me actually sewing just to prove it to you.  And yes, that is my hand and not Chica’s!  I was so proud of myself.  Two fairly straight seams later and I had pockets to slide my dowels into!  You will want to cut your dowel rod to be between 21 and 22 inches long.

Snowman felt wall hangingSnowman felt wall hanging

After we make all the pieces to attach to the snowperson, we will need some place to store them.  I thought it would be perfect to make a couple of pockets at the bottom of the hanging that looked like snow.  To do this, cut a piece of white felt 19 inches wide by about 6.5 inches tall.  I made the top a bit wavy to mimic snow drifts.  Now, it’s time to pin again.  Pin along your edges and also down the middle.  If we put a seam down the middle, it will form two pockets and keep the whole thing from sagging too much, which it would have done if we had just left it as one big pocket.

Snowman felt wall hangingSnowman felt wall hanging

Go back to your machine and sew along the edges and straight down the middle.  Don’t get carried away and sew across the top though!  See what a nice pocket we have?

Snowman felt wall hangingSnowman felt wall hanging

Our background is complete and ready for the actual snowperson!  I made a pattern for 6, 8, and 10 inch circles.  They seem to fit well on the size banner I made.  Of course, you can make this be any size you like.  Use fabric glue to attach your circles.  The bottom circle will partially overlap your snow pockets.  That’s okay.  If you don’t glue that part down, you can still easily access the pockets.  I went ahead and glued arms for my snowperson to the background as well.  However, you could make the arms an interchangeable as well.

Snowman felt wall hangingSnowman felt wall hanging

Now, comes the really fun part, making the pieces!  Here are some pictures of my finished snowpeople to give you some ideas.  I apologize for not providing a template for all of these pieces but I am afraid that would take me close to forever and my family would not see me until Christmas morning.  If you really like a certain piece, just print the picture out large scale and use it as a template.  I really just took a pile of felt and kept cutting and gluing until I had designs I liked.

Little Jo loves having this hang on her bedroom door and she likes to make goofy snowmen by combining different pieces from the different sets.  In case you didn’t know, felt sticks to felt without glue or anything, so you can stick the pieces wherever you want at any time.

Snowman felt wall hangingSnowman felt wall hanging

Snowman felt wall hangingSnowman felt wall hanging

Snowman felt wall hanging

Felt snowman wall hanging
Facebook Twitter Pinterest
share it

3 comments so far:

  • 1
    Fe 12/09/2009 at 1:17 pm

    Okay, so… I absolutely love the geeky snowman. :-) Awesome as always! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  • 2
    Jo 12/09/2009 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks, Fe. My husband inspired that snowman! Merry Christmas!

  • 3
    vanessa 12/14/2009 at 3:10 pm

    This is so cute and fun. I love that you can change his/her outfits! My daughter would love this.

leave a comment:

submit comment

We are two best friends sharing our creative journey. You never know what we will be into each time you visit. We could be throwing a unique party, refinishing a flea market find, or whipping up a new cupcake recipe. We invite you to join us for the ride as we tackle life one project at a time!

Please visit Chica and Jo at http://www.chicaandjo.com for more DIY projects and clever ideas!